Michael A. Leichtling

Michael A. Leichtling

Of Counsel

Michael Leichtling is resident in the New York office of Sills Cummis & Gross. Mr. Leichtling devotes a substantial part of his law practice to counseling lessors, banks, funds, investors and other funding sources in connection with secured financing, asset based lending, equipment leasing and renewable energy finance matters. He has extensive experience in structuring and documenting the purchase and sale of leasing companies and lease portfolios, vendor programs, outsource arrangements, strategic business alliances, syndication programs, asset-based credit facilities, technology transfer agreements and equipment finance programs.

Mr. Leichtling’s corporate practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate and financial matters, including complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital and private financing transactions, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company transactions, technology, pharmaceutical, licensing and international transactions.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Partner at Troutman Sanders.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented a lender in $100 million commitment in a $10.3 billion credit facility.
  • Provides general corporate representation to domestic and international public and privately owned corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals in the finance, services, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, renewable energy and fashion industries.
  • Represents foreign corporations and investors in establishing and acquiring U.S. businesses.
  • Structures and documents joint venture arrangements, strategic business alliances, outsourcing programs, capital market transactions, technology transfer agreements and secured financing transactions.
  • Counsels manufacturers, service companies and financial institutions, licensing and distribution companies, technology and pharmaceutical companies, accounting firms and other professional organizations.



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Rankings & Recognition

Named a BTI Client Service All-Star*, 2016-2017

Recipient of the 2007 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Award for “Excellence in Leasing”

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Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York County Lawyers’ Association
Past Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, ELFA
Chairman, Amicus Subcommittee of ELFA Legal Committee
Member, ELFA State Legislation Committee
Past Chairman, Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
Past Counsel, Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors
Co-Editor in Chief, Commercial Finance Documentation Guide and Commercial Loan Documentation Guide (Matthew Benders Publishers)
Member, Board of Editors, Equipment Leasing Newsletter (Law Journal Publications)